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For Immediate Release:
September 16, 2015
Media Contact:
Griselle Marino
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Chairman Jean Monestime honors Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Assistant Fire Chief Louie Fernandez on his retirement


Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Assistant Fire Chief for Technical and Support Services Louie Fernandez enthusiastically accepts a proclamation honoring him on his retirement.
(Photo by Ryan Holloway / Miami-Dade County)

(MIAMI-DADE, FL) – Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime honored Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Assistant Fire Chief Louie Fernandez at the Sept. 16 Commission meeting on his retirement after 28 years of service at the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department (MDFR).

“Chief Fernandez has dedicated his entire career to keeping the community safe, and we honor his exceptional service to this County,” Chairman Monestime said.

Chief Fernandez joined MDFR as a firefighter in 1987 and has served in a wide variety of specialized positions including operations, administration, emergency management and public affairs. His many domestic and foreign disaster deployments include Superstorm Sandy in 2012, Haiti’s 2010 earthquake, Hurricanes Andrew, Katrina and Wilma, and the 1996 ValuJet Airlines crash.

Chief Fernandez has been a member of one of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) teams (Florida Task Force1) and is the author of Jane’s Crisis Communications Handbook.